Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset?Written by
When speaking to her step brother Brad, Dawn is seen in a T-shirt with a unicorn decal on it. Unicorns represent both purity and virginity, major themes in the movie. See more »
When Dawn is 'checked' at the clinic, she flees the room screaming after 'biting' off the gynecologist's fingers. As she opens the door she's displaying very visible underwear lines through her surgical gown. Given the antics displayed, she's not supposed to be wearing any underwear. See more »
Hey Brad, don't splash your sister.
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No man was harmed in the making of this film. See more »
Playing into the male fear of castration is what adds the horror element into the movie. I would argue that the premise alone makes this movie worth seeing. Although the film doesn't take itself too seriously (which is a good thing in my opinion) it still explores the idea of sexual freedom for women as having vangina dentata would make women immune to sexual abuse. As near the end of the movie Dawn realizes that what she thought was a curse can be gift as well.
In short; it is a good horror movie with a side of dark humor that explores the themes of chastity, sexual abuse and pubenscence.
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